“The humanists’ entry into the marketplace of ideas did not impress AFA president Tim Wildmon.
“It’s a stupid ad,” he said. “How do we define ‘good’ if we don’t believe in God? God in his word, the Bible, tells us what’s good and bad and right and wrong. If we are each ourselves defining what’s good, it’s going to be a crazy world.”“
Oh, no you dih-ih!
“How do we define good if we don’t believe in God?” Well, I’m assuming the ad was basing goodness on the way we treat others. The golden rule, which is universal to practically all religions and not just Christianity, defines goodness as treating others the way we would want to be treated. Even without the Judeo-Christian bible, we’d still have that rule.
The other point I’d like to make is how does the bible define good? Is Wildmon referring to the Old or New Testament? The god of the Old wasnt what I would call “good” but just the opposite. I like Richard Dawkins description of him:
‘the most unpleasant character in all fiction ... a misogynist, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully’.